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by Al-Bahi
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Can I use PC-11 Marine Epoxy as structural glue?!
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Re: Can I use PC-11 Marine Epoxy as structural glue?!

Hi matt, Thanks for your input. I use PC products all the time for years now and they never let me down. I tried to search the market again for better epoxy adhesive as I did years ago but I couldn't find better than this for marine purposes. The closest waterproof (as they claim) is Titebond III wh...
by Al-Bahi
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Can I use PC-11 Marine Epoxy as structural glue?!
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Can I use PC-11 Marine Epoxy as structural glue?!

Hi everybody, I'd like to build a 14' Zip and did intensive material search in the local market (I live in Bahrain). I was very lucky with lumbers, plywood and fasteners. However, The fiberglass cloth, epoxy resin and glue didn't go as lucky!! The best epoxy glue for submerged marine applications I ...
by Al-Bahi
Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Hi Mattie, Thanks for the information. Then I guess behind the second cockpit is the best place. Wish you the best in your projects and looking forward to see the Tubby Tug in action.
by Al-Bahi
Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Your opinion is always appreciated sawford. I didn't order the plans yet. I thought of checking the availability of the materials in the local market (a small market by the way) to avoid any surprises during the work. Starting from the bill of material I tried to find what type of lumbers and plywoo...
by Al-Bahi
Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Thanks sawford. You've been very helpful. Nothing like a big tower. Just a retractable pylon to hang a rope. I don't know if it is better to place it between the two cockpits or behind the second cockpit?! I printed the bill of material and found that the panels mentioned are exterior grade plywood ...
by Al-Bahi
Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Chris your words put a BIG smile on my face :D :D :D At a speed of 26 mph and 13 mpg, I just need typical weather to last for 3 hours on each segment of my trip. I printed the Bill of Materials and will find out what is available locally and what do I have to order or find alternatives. I guess buil...
by Al-Bahi
Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Hi sawford11, Thanks for the uplifting news. As a kayaker, I'm used to stretch my legs straight for hours. I'm gonna follow your tip about portable tank rather than larger tank and I think a depth finder is an excellent add-on for your Zip. Maybe I'll go for one too :D If this experiment works and f...
by Al-Bahi
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

We have the same setup here. Just we want to be able to host another couple occasionally. To be honest I have very limited area to build this boat and planning to trail it and store it back home after each use. Therefore, the shorter (lighter) the better. I can see a 40hp Mercury engine on your boat...
by Al-Bahi
Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Hi Chris, Thanks for the useful blog link in your signature. I think this bulls-eye my question and assure that I won't look like the top picture. I'd like to ask you -since you've already built it and used it- Does it perform well when having 3-4 adults on board (I mean for a picnic in very calm wa...
by Al-Bahi
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Hi fergal butler, You achieved this with the same modification?! does that come with the plans?! I had a question about Zip handling 4 adults too. I can see the Malahini is doing excellent regarding this matter. Nice to see members who share the same concerns :D Wish you many enjoyable rides on that...
by Al-Bahi
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Re: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Hi jeffh, WoW!! The look in your signature is exactly the look I'm looking for :D I have to say that your Malahini "Kicked In The Head" is one of few boats that inspired me to attempt building my own boat. However, I did go for Malahini because of the space required. Do you think this modification a...
by Al-Bahi
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!
Replies: 18
Views: 5269

Will a 14' Zip suits a tall guy?!

Hi everybody, I'm thinking of going for a 14' Zip runabout. However as I person who is 6' 3", I want to make sure that I won't look like this while cruising around. http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh580/Al-Bahi/pink-pistons-c2a9-depatie-freleng1_zpsc7dd444d.jpg Thanks in advance for your advice.
by Al-Bahi
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Bahrain
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Greetings from Bahrain

Hi Trackhappy, I agree with your point about fiberglassing the bottom of the boat (Thanks for the reminder :D ) as Bahrain shallow sea has many reefs. However, it will never have (not even close to) Australian waves. The highest wave I've witness here is less than 2 fts (60 cm). Thanks again for the...
by Al-Bahi
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Bahrain
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Greetings from Bahrain

Ah finally my 3rd approved post. I'm converting from potential spammer to a potential boat-builder. By recommending the runabouts for freshwater lakes, they are talking about being on protected waters, where the seas won't rise more than a few feet, like inside a harbor no more than a kilometer or t...
by Al-Bahi
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Greetings from Bahrain
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

Re: Greetings from Bahrain

Thanks Brian. The dominant factors of choosing the boat are sat by Bahrain condition. The sea is a bit saltier than the ocean with temperature of above 100F most of the year. My intention is to use this boat for a day trip and trail it back home at the end of the day. Therefore, the shorter the bett...